Efficacy of Frequent Monitoring with Swift, Certain, and Modest Sanctions for Violations: Insights from South Dakota's 24/7 Sobriety Project
An Experimental Demonstration of Training Probation Officers in Evidence-Based Community Supervision
NIJ Director Nancy La Vigne highlights the importance of evidence-based strategies for successful reentry. This strategy emphasizes the need for tailored and holistic support that starts during confinement and continues after release, with a focus on family involvement, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and community supervision.
Translating evidence-based practices from community to corrections: An example of implementing DBT-CM
In this video, NIJ Director Nancy La Vigne, Ph.D., discusses inclusive research, one of her top priorities.
NIJ is committed to supporting research that makes a positive impact on our justice system. Whatever form that research takes, we should spend time engaging with the people who are closest to the issue under study. Inclusive research is valuable because it has the potential to improve the quality of data collected and the accuracy of its interpretation and is defined by four core principles:
Gender and community supervision: Examining differences in violations, sanctions, and recidivism outcomes
No single criminal justice agency can promote desistance on its own. Partnerships across state, local, and federal agencies — along with the support of family and community stakeholders — are instrumental in supporting desistance from crime and reducing recidivism.
Law enforcement, courts, corrections, and community supervision agencies play a key role in the desistance process and reducing recidivism.